Rahul Gandhi proved his leadership through Bharat Jodo Yatra: Shatrughan Sinha

Rahul Gandhi proved his leadership through Bharat Jodo Yatra: Shatrughan Sinha

Kolkata. Trinamool Congress MP Shatrughan Sinha has said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has proved his leadership ability through Bharat Jodo Yatra. Sinha said in the interview that Rahul's 3,570-km-long march that began from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu would help the Congress double its number of seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress won 52 seats. He said, “Bharat Jodo Yatra is getting very good support. Rahul Gandhi's charisma has started working and he is getting tremendous support from the public. I think Rahul's visit will help in doubling the number of seats for Congress in Parliament in the next Lok Sabha elections."

"It is a yatra in the true sense as Rahul Gandhi is walking and not doing 'rath yatra' like BJP leaders. Lakhs of people are coming in his support. He has proved his leadership ability. People have accepted him as a leader. Those people made fun of him by calling him 'Pappu' and did not take him seriously. Had it. He switched from BJP to Congress in 2019 before contesting on the Trinamool Congress ticket. He said, "BJP leaders are making fun of Rahul Gandhi, but if they have guts, then show them by traveling on foot like this. Rahul Gandhi's magic will work in the next election. That's what I feel and I want to see it happen."

In the context of Gujarat elections, the Trinamool Congress leader said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will either emerge as a 'kingmaker' or himself a 'king'. Sinha said, "There is a stir in the saffron camp in Gujarat. The BJP cannot cash in on the issue of Hindutva and Ram Mandir every time. Kejriwal has played a masterstroke by demanding that the picture of Lakshmi-Ganesh be put on the notes." Sinha said, "The BJP used to function as if it was the master of 'Hindutva ki Pathshala in politics' but now Kejriwal is the headmaster of that school. The Trinamool Congress leader said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will prove to be a picture changer in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

He expressed hope that the relations between the Trinamool Congress and the Congress would improve. "There is no last word in politics. A bad relationship today doesn't mean it won't improve tomorrow. I feel that the political situation in the country will be completely different if the big opposition parties come together." Said, "Those who have not been able to digest the defeat in the by-election till now, they are behind it. I was in my parliamentary constituency for Durga Puja and stayed here till last week. I am also celebrating Chhath in Asansol. I have been going to Asansol regularly.

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